COVID-19: Unite & Fight!2020-05-02T11:23:44-07:00

COVID-19: Unite & Fight!

As COVID-19 hits Canada, the government has closed the borders, shut down gathering places like libraries and community centres, and has called for people to stay home. But what about people who can only wash their hands in libraries? Who sleep within breathing distance of others on shelter mats? Who line up and eat in soup kitchens? Who already have compromised immune systems? Poor Indigenous and working class communities will only survive COVID-19 if we fight back together! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Red Braid is supporting poor and homeless communities across the Lower Mainland to #SQUAT2SURVIVE.

COVID-19 is gender violence and the Hothouse Squat is a safer space

April 1st, 2020|

Homeless and low-income women have established a wing in the Hothouse Squat as a space for women’s community, solidarity, and collective struggle against patriarchal power and violence, which has increased during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 + Colonization = Death

April 1st, 2020|

To survive COVID-19, we have to protect Indigenous spaces. We have to protect our physical spaces where we can see and care for each other. We have to defend all our relations against being controlled by building managers, surveilled by police, and killed by colonizer violence.

Breaking: Hothouse Squat launches in Surrey Centre!

April 1st, 2020|

On April 1st, homeless activists launched the Hothouse Squat. They call for for poor and homeless communities all over the province to take over vacant buildings as part of the #SQUAT2SURVIVE movement, in an act of militant self-defense from COVID-19.

#Squat2Survive! Homeless communities organize to escape COVID-19 hothouses

March 30th, 2020|

You can't self-isolate in shelters, SROs, modular housing, or on the streets. By taking over vacant buildings, we can immediately shelter ourselves from the many threats of poverty – of which COVID-19 is just one. Support poor and homeless communities to #Squat2Survive!